Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

If you are thinking of moving to Heathfield or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Heathfield to figures for East Sussex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Heathfield is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Heathfield Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Heathfield as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Heathfield is also older than the East Sussex average, making Heathfield a older persons location.

AgeWealdenEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.8%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.7%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age4443.639.3
Median Age464539

Heathfield Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Heathfield and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationWealdenEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications19.9%22.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 217.3%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.2%12%12.4%
Level 428.9%26.2%27.4%
Other4.1%4.7%5.7%

Heathfield Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Heathfield are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Heathfield has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryWealdenEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom93.2%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU4%4.7%9.4%

Heathfield General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Heathfield. The percentage of residents in Heathfield rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Heathfield rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Heathfield is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthWealdenEast SussexEngland
Very Good47.59%43.80%47.17%
Good34.93%35.64%34.22%
Fair13.03%14.77%13.12%
Bad3.49%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.31%1.25%

Heathfield Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Heathfield has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWealdenEast SussexEngland
AB27.72%22.10%22.96%
C132.46%32.41%30.92%
C223.33%22.89%20.64%
DE16.50%22.60%25.49%

Heathfield Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Heathfield come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Heathfield is both lower than the average for East Sussex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Heathfield than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWealdenEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%12.9%13.5%

Heathfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Heathfield has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Heathfield is a relatively affluent area.

TenureWealdenEast SussexEngland
Owned42.3%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage36.5%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.7%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%16.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%1.3%


Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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